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ACT real estate agency makes it into top 50 agencies nationally

2 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

And the winner is … For the fourth year running, LJ Hooker Projects ACT was ranked in the Real Estate Business Top 50 Sales Offices, a national report by REB. They were the only ACT agency to make the list. The award recognises the top performing real estate agencies from around the country, with the […]

Where does the buck stop?

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Who are the custodians of public art in Canberra? A few years ago, I contacted the old Territory and Municipal Services Department (TAMs) to express concern about the condition of the iconic Bert Flugelman sculpture located in a corner of Margaret Timpson Park in the Belconnen Town Centre. I had worked there for a number […]

Banshee scare tactics

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Boy! Am I sick of seeing and hearing squawking banshees going on about the imminent imposition of Sharia Law into Oz. And by people who actually don’t know what it is! You’d expect that elected representatives would know what our Constitution says about the rule of law in this country or at the very least, […]

A photo wrap-up of the National Multicultural Festival

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The 21st National Multicultural Festival wrapped up today. Local photographer Jack Mohr has spent the last 3 days capturing the event. Jack has kindly shared a snapshot from his collection of images. Enjoy… All images copyright J.Mohr Photography 2017.

Beard or bumfluff? Show us your best beard pics

3 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I’ve noticed the bumfluff sported by the Chief Minister and Jeremy Hanson. I was reminded of the sparse but long beard sported by Michael Moore (he still has most of it!) and that cutie that Gary Humphries had to make him look distinguished. Well they’re not real beards! This is a beard! Amateurs! The challenge […]

Ask RiotACT: seeking person who left note on my car windscreen

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters. On Friday 16 February my Honda car was parked in the Australian National University music school parking lot. When I returned to my car someone had left the following note on my windscreen reporting that a white Toyota Camry had hit my car. I did report the incident to University security. I know […]

How to teach reading at any age

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

With the school year back in full swing, our little Canberran cherubs are settling into their new years and new classes, getting to know their lovely new teachers. Personally I am a newbie to the school system – with my eldest just beginning Kindergarten this year. Having grown up in Sydney I absolutely love the ACT’s preschool system, […]

The Sugar Deli comes knocking

4 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You may have seen the social media buzz around The Sugar Deli which officially launched in Canberra last week. A simple premise this ‘digital dessert parlour’ offers the opportunity for Canberran’s to have a box of homemade treats delivered to their home or workplace. I was fortunate enough to have a box delivered by The […]

Blackberry hunting in Canberra

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

You could pay between $3.50 and $8 for a small punnet of blackberries. Or you could pick your own. I am a huge urban forager. I must admit that the thought of eating weeds does not inspire many people, and I have been on the receiving end of jokes by my family. But eating wild blackberries – well, […]

Braidwood treasure Mona re-opens in style

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The new owner of Mona Farm and Historic Home at Braidwood will tomorrow throw open the gates for a Grand Opening (well, re-opening) of the Pride and Prejudice-esque rural property, five star luxury retreat and function venue. Mona has played host to hundreds of Canberran’s weddings in years gone by, as well offering sumptuous accommodation […]

Update – Canberra Metro Light Rail Project

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

I recently attended a public meeting that was put on by Canberra Metro regarding the early planning stages of the Light Rail Project. The purpose of the meeting was to update us on the implementation, the actual construction phases of the Light Rail and give us an idea of where we are at right now […]

Grass fire east of Queanbeyan

5 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Properties are under threat along Widgiewa Road, Whiskers Creek Road, Yilgarn Road and Captains Flat Road as a fast moving grass fire burns approximately 10 kilometres east of Queanbeyan towards Whiskers Hill. Five trucks are already in attendance and firefighting aircraft are on the way. The NSW Rural Fire Service encourage people to stay up […]

Have you been blackmailed by an online dating contact?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

ACT Policing is urging anyone who may have been blackmailed by a contact met through an online dating application to come forward as four boys face court this morning charged over similar incidents. An 18-year-old Mawson man will face the ACT Magistrates Court and three teenagers will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning following […]

Rare Birds grassroots entrepreneurial movement comes to Canberra

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The great thing about being a business owner in Canberra is that entrepreneurial inspiration, support and advice are never far away. When I have problems related to scale, I look at OnTheGo Sports founder Mick Spencer, who turned $150 into one of the world’s fastest growing sports apparel brands. Dreaming about expanding internationally? Intelledox, my old employer, […]

What you need to know about the National Multicultural Festival

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Canberra’s annual National Multicultural Festival will celebrate it’s 21st birthday in the centre of Canberra this weekend, starting at 4pm on Friday afternoon. #NMF2017 (also known as “meat on a stick day” by Canberra regulars) is set to provide a fun and free family-friendly weekend that includes activities for everyone, music shows, more food and […]

Three die in water tank tragedy near Gunning

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two men and woman, all believed to be in their 60s, died while in an in-ground cement water tank on a rural property near Gunning last night. Police understand one of the men collapsed while working in the tank at the property on Veterans Road, leading to the second man and the woman attempting to […]

Ask RiotACT: any recommendations for a good three room family tent?

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, I am looking for any recommendations of a decent three room family tent for weekends away with my wife and two girls. I have looked at the ranges in Anaconda, BCF and Rays Outdoors, but struggling to find any reliable reviews of the tents on offer. Would appreciate any advice people may have. […]

A statement from Ricardo De Marco regarding ACT Health action against Ricardo’s Cafe

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The RiotACT has received the following statement from Ricardo de Marco, the operator of Ricardo’s at Jamison, in response to our story earlier today about the cafe’s closure following a salmonella outbreak. At the end of January, ACT Health notified us that approximately 15 people had become ill after drinking smoothies at our Belconnen café. […]

Salmonella outbreak closes Ricardo’s at Jamison and Central Cafe Gungahlin

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two Canberra cafes, Ricardo’s at Jamison and Central Cafe Gungahlin, remain closed after an outbreak of salmonella led ACT Health to investigate food handling procedures and processes. ACT Chief Health Officer Dr Paul Kelly said the Health Protection Service had identified the outbreak and that staff from the service had inspected a café in Belconnen […]

Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (17–19 February)

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

The main event this weekend is the National Multicultural Festival. Join the crowds and head to the city to enjoy a smorgasbord of food, drink and performances from around the world. There are number of spin-off events to enjoy as well, including the Food & Wine Expo at the Convention Centre and the Canberra FRINGE […]

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